Image for Listen: Lou Reed and Metallica ‘The View’ Full SongListen to Loutallica's new song The View from their upcoming collaboration album Lulu

Listen: Lou Reed and Metallica ‘The View’ Full Song

Written by Brayden Darke on September 26, 2011

Lou Reed and Metallica have now released The View as their first full length track off of their upcoming collaboration album Lulu. The album is due for release on October 31st.

News of the two working together came about in June, after a Rolling Stone interview revealed the two had been working on a project together. In August we saw them launch a website for the collaboration.

The Album Features 10 songs composed by Reed with arrangement contributions by the band. Lulu is titled after the classic Frank Wedekind’s femme fatale “Lulu” plays:

“Lulu was inspired by German expressionist writer Frank Wededkind’s plays “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box,” which tell a story of a young abused dancer’s life and relationships and are now collectively known as the “Lulu Plays.” Since their publication in the early 1900s, the plays have been the inspiration for a silent film (“Pandora’s Box,” 1929), an opera, and countless other creative endeavors.”

Listen: Lou Reed and Metallica – The View

The View Lyrics

I am a chorus of the voices
that gather up the magnets
set before me

I attract you and repel you
a science of the heart
and blood and meaning

the coldness of most beauties
is a challenge that our youth
must quickly conquer

there is no time for guilt
or second guessing, second guessing
based on feeling

I am the truth, the beauty
that causes you to cross
your sacred boundaries

I have no morals
some think me cheap
and someone who despises
the normalcy of heartbreak
the purity of love

but I worship the young
and just formed angel

who sits upon the pin of lust
everything else
bores me

I want to see your suicide
I want to see you give it up
your life of reason
I want you on the floor
and in a coffin your soul shaking
I want to have you doubting
every meaning you’ve amassed
like a fortune

oh throw it away

for worship someone
who actively despises you

for worship someone
who actively despises you

I am the root
I am the progress
i’m the aggressor
I am the tablet
these ten stories

worship
worship

pain and evil have their place
sitting here beside me
I offer them to you as servants
of the gold that you must give

pain and evil have their place
sitting here beside me
and i’ll offer them, I offer them to you
as servants of the gold
that you must give to me

I want to see your suicide
I want to see you give it up, give it up
your your life of reason

I want to see you on the floor

and in a coffin, soul shaking
soul shaking
I want to have you doubting
every meaning you’ve amassed
like a fortune, like a fortune
throw it away

for worship of someone who actively despises you

who actively despises you

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